Ohio to Hold Special Elections for the 11th and 15th Congressional Districts

With the resignations of former Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-Cleveland) and former Congressman Steve Stivers (R-Upper Arlington), many Ohioans will have special elections this August and November to elect the next members of Congress for Ohio’s 11th and 15th Congressional Districts.  For both seats, the primary is set for August 3, and the general election will…

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Coronavirus Updates May 2021

This month, Ohio began to take steps toward removing some COVID-19 health orders, and the state started a vaccine incentive program that has received national attention. The Governor held a statewide evening address, on May 12, announcing that most COVID-19 health orders would be removed on June 2. He also announced a series of statewide…

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Ohio to Receive Nearly $5.37 Billion in Federal Coronavirus Aid

On May 10, the U.S. Treasury Department released details on how $350 billion in federal aid through the American Rescue Plan Act can be spent across the nation. Ohio will receive around $5.37 billion of the total $195.3 billion allocated to states. As Ohio’s unemployment rate has not experienced a net increase of 2% or…

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Coronavirus Updates April 30, 2021

This week, Governor DeWine held  a press conference on Tuesday.  Governor DeWine announced that any Ohioan who has been fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19. This health order applies to all adults, except those who are in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or other congregate…

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Thank you 2021 Akron-Canton Sponsors

The Impact Ohio Akron-Canton Regional Conference would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you, to the following sponsors: The Ohio Democratic Party The Ohio Republican Party The Success Group, Presenting Sponsor The University of Akron Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, Lead Sponsor The Greater Akron Chamber, Lead…

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2021 Akron-Canton Conference Recap

The 2021 Impact Ohio Akron-Canton Regional Conference was held virtually on Friday, April 23 with more than 130 attendees. The conference began with an analysis of Ohio’s unemployment and election capabilities by Secretary of State Frank LaRose which was followed by an in-depth discussion among Ohio Legislators about the 2022-2023 state budget that is currently…

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Coronavirus Updates April 23, 2021

This week, Governor DeWine held  a press conference on Wednesday.  He discussed plans for three new PSAs encouraging Ohioans to get vaccinated and also discussed virus spread and variants.  As of this week, 38 percent of Ohioans have received at least one coronavirus vaccination shot.  Although cases have plateaued, virus variants are more contagious among…

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Ohio’s Budget: What’s on the Horizon for Fiscal Years 2022-2023

“Ohio’s Budget: What’s on the Horizon for Fiscal Years 2022-2023” will be one of three panels at the virtual 2021 Akron-Canton Regional Conference on April 23. We are excited to welcome several members of the Ohio General Assembly to give us insight into the proposed budget and what it will mean for the Akron-Canton region.…

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Coronavirus Updates April 16, 2021

This week, Governor DeWine held  press conferences on Tuesday and Thursday. Governor DeWine directed all Ohio vaccine providers to temporarily pause using the Johnson and Johnson vaccine following a recommendation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The recommendation for a pause was made after six people who…

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The Akron-Canton Metroplex Panel Announced

“The Akron-Canton Metroplex,” will be one of three panels at the virtual 2021 Akron-Canton Regional Conference on April 23. The panel is focused on regional collaboration around key economic development initiatives. Panelists will discuss recent economic development efforts to benefit Akron-Canton and how the Metroplex concept has served those efforts. This session will take place…

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